Peter McCoppin (born May 2, 1948 in Toronto) is a Canadian conductor and organist. He studied conducting with Erich Leinsdorf, Lovro von Matičič, and Hans Swarowsky, and taught conducting at the Cleveland Institute of Music (1975-1978). He was Assistant Conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1978-1980), and conducted the Canadian Opera Company on tour in 1979. He was Music Advisor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (1988), Music Director of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra (1989-1999), and Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (1993-2000).He was also Principal Guest Conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.McCoppin has had virtually no conducting engagements with OCSM orchestras in almost a decade. John Becker's repeated description of McCoppin as "Mr. Music" in his book "Discord: The Story of the Vancouver Symphony", makes it clear he views McCoppin's populist approach as superficial, self-serving and shallow.